Drilling accurate anchor or pass-through holes can be tricky for a number of reasons, including the thickness of your post, and your ability to hold a drill level and steady. The drill guide features an adjustable 3-inch head that provides the necessary stability for drilling consistent 3/16-inch or 9/16-inch holes. To prolong the life of your drill guide heads, lubricate your drill bit and guide before each project. Make sure to wipe up any excess lubricant to avoid staining your posts or floorboards.
While the drill guide is useful for drilling clean Cable Bullet anchor holes at corner and end posts, it is extremely helpful for drilling especially angled cable pass-through holes. Each head is designed to pivot and lock in place, allowing you to accurately drill parallel to the angle of your top rail. The drill guide also helps ensure your holes remain even and on center all the way through your post, avoiding the appearance of uneven cables across longer spans.
The drill guide is available in two sizes, a single and a 6-hole template. Each includes interchangeable heads for drilling 3/16” cable pass-through holes, or 9/16” Bullet holes. The single-hole template fits one head and is perfect for small projects with a limited number of posts. The 6-hole template is recommended for larger jobs and professionals with multiple projects. Heads on the 6-hole templates are spaced every 3” on center.